// Double Stitch: Black Women Write about Mothers and Daughters //

edited by Patricia Bell-Scott, et. al.

Winner, Letitia Woods Memorial Book Prize

In Double Stitch, which has a notable foreword by Maya Angelou, 47 of America’s leading black feminists explore the richness and complexity of black mother-daughter relationships.

Praise for Double Stitch

Double Stitch is an extraordinarily beautiful book, beautiful in the true sense of the word for it recounts the caring-loving relationship between black mothers and daughters—a book to reassure and re-read, again and again.”

—ANN PETRY, author of <em>The Street</em>

“This brilliant and stirring collection of prose, poetry and scholarship by 47 black women writers explores the depth of the bond between black mothers and daughters and demonstrates how this relationship has molded black women and families.”


“A truly powerful collection, long overdue.”


Double Stitch gives unprecedented and long overdue attention to the ties that bind mothers and daughters—and to the things that divide us. Using the quilt as the central metaphor, the book is a patchwork of provocative scholarship, revealing autobiography, impressive poetry, and fine fiction. Black women—and anyone who ever loved a black woman—can’t afford to miss this book.”


Double Stitch reconfigures the one-dimensional manner in which the Black mother-daughter relationship has been historically viewed. Many of the pieces in the collection honor the reality, not the fantasy, about Black female life. As such, the book is a gift to all who seek the truth and wish to render it with fearlessness, integrity, and compassion.”


// Other Books by Patricia Bell-Scott //